A-League Round 3 My Review
This Round of A-League football there were no draws; It was a bit monotonous at times, but at least there were no scoreless draws and thirteen goals in total! Three of the five games had a score line of three-nil.
Friday Night Game
City v Sky Blues
The game was in the balance in the early stages with no meaningful shots on goal. Then everything changed when Paulo Retre broke the dead lock. Despite only training one-nil at half time, City appeared to be shell shocked. Andrew Redmayne made an important save in the context of the game from a Dario VIdosic shot on goal. Retre assisted Adam Le Fondre to put the Sky Blues two goals ahead. Le Fondre put icing on the cake in stoppage time to make the final score three-nil.
City Game Changer: Kearyn Baccus
Sky Blues Game Changer: Paulo Retre
Saturday Night Games
Phoenix v Wanderers
Bruce Kamau set up a goal that was scored by Alexander Baumjohann to make the score one-nil. The Wanderers were in control for the majority of the first half. Andrew Durante handled the ball in his penalty area to give Oriol Riera a chance to double the Wanderers lead, which he did. Jordan O’Doherty made sure that the first two games of Round Three had a scoreline that read three-nil.
Phoenix Game Changer: Alex Rufer
Wanderers Game Changer: Alexander Baumjohann
Jets v Victory
The Jets controlled the first half of the game, but they failed to convert their dominance on the scoreboard with the score nil-nil at half time. It was a game of two halves with the Victory dominating the balance of play in the second half, but unlike the Jets, the Victory managed to score a goal and capitalise on their dominance with Terry Antonis providing a sublime finish for the second week in a row to give the Victory a one-nil win.
Jets Game Changer: Nikalai Topor-Stanley
Victory Game Changer: Terry Antonis
Glory v Roar
The Glory were dangerous in the first half on the flanks with Andy Keogh scoring the opening goal of the contest fairly early on. An own goal from Connor O’Toole gave the Glory a two-nil lead in the second half. Adam Taggart scored a penalty to make the score line more respectable for the Roar, with the game finishing two-one in favour of the Glory.
Glory Game Changer: Christopher Ikonomidis
Roar Game Changer: Thomas Kristensen
Sunday Night Game
Mariners v Reds
The Reds were comfortable victors in this one with Craig Goodwin scoring two goals, while Apostolos Stamatelopoulos scoring one goal and providing one assist. The Reds should have won the game by a lot more than three goals, as they failed to capitalise on their opportunities to win the game even more comprehensively than they did.
Mariners Game Changer: Kyle Rowles
Reds Game Changer: Craig Goodwin